2018 is going to be about a lot of things in the IT realm, but none will be greater or more important to the world at large than the internet of things.

Yes, you probably heard that same claim a year ago—maybe even two years ago. But now we’re seeing many more companies being started up that are dedicated to this massive greenfield opportunity. This means many more new devices, opportunities for side suppliers and jobs in general globally.

We're not kidding about the size of the greenfield. Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of about 30 billion objects by 2020. Read more